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Native Name:
Tiki
Object Number:
18033
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Marquesan
Provenience:
Marquesas Islands
Nuku Hiva
Tai Pi Vai
Date Made:
Before 1874
Early Date:
1850
Late Date:
1874
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Technique:
Carved
Description:
Human figure with stylized face, flexed knees, hands resting on stomach. In the Marquesas Islands such large wooden figures (tiki), representing deified ancestors, were placed on stone platforms at ritual sites. This one was found near Tai Pi Vai (Herman Melville's "Typee") Valley.
Height:
133cm
Width:
24cm
Depth:
23cm
Credit Line:
Gift of William Pepper

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010)
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Loan Exhibition - Objects Used in Religious Ceremonies, and Charms and Implements For Divination (16 Apr 1892)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Hall, H. U. 1921. "Art of the Marquesas Islanders". The Museum Journal. Vol. XII (No. 4): pp. 252-292.
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[Article] Davidson, Daniel S. The Oceanic Collections of the University Museum. The University Museum Bulletin. 12 (3-4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 90
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[Article] Hall, H. U. 1921. "Wood Carvings of the Austral Islands". : Page/Fig./Plate: 91
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[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 63, fig. 3
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[Book] Greub, Suzanne. 2011. Gauguin Polynesia. 400. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 276, Fig. 271
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